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Zimbabwe Announce Election Date

Zimbabwe will hold its general elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, the first since the army forced 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe to resign last November.

Mnangagwa, who became president following the military take-over, has promised to deliver on free and fair elections to win over Zimbabwe’s critics at home and abroad.

The vote will pit him against a clutch of opponents including 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa from the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change.

Mnangagwa announced on twitter:

We have said time and again we will hold free and fair and we are fulfilling this commitment. In this new era of and , we welcome all of our international partners to come and celebrate democracy in action.

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